A Double Bill of Music for the
Season of Christmas
at St Mary of the Angels.

Sunday December 17th

La Nativité Olivier Messiaen

Performed by Bruce Cash
Pre-concert talk 1:30pm
Performance 2:30pm

Wednesday Dec 20th 7:30pm

Verse anthems by
Tomkins, Byrd & Gibbons
with a world premier of
Gaudete Ross Harris
Especially written for this concert
Palliser Viols
Baroque Voices


Olivier Messaien’s La Nativité du Seigneur is rarely played. We offer a unique opportunity to experience this in its entirety. Bruce Cash will play the complete nine meditations on the Maxwell Fernie Organ, and will precede his performance with an illustrated talk.
Bruce Cash has played in Germany, Australia and in New Zealand.

“Mr Cash held his audience spellbound through a two-hour lecture and concert, both parts of which were integral to each other … master of his instrument.. what a technique he has.”

Palliser Viols and Baroque Voices combine again to present verse anthems and consort music from the Golden Age: Gibbons, Tomkins and Byrd, together with a new piece, written especially for them by Ross Harris: Gaudete.

Eight voices and six viols combine to. ravish your ears in the stunning acoustic of the re-furbished St Mary of the Angels – A Christmas delight.

Palliser Viols was formed four years ago, and has given several concerts to critical acclaim. It is New Zealand’s first professional consort of viols.
the ensemble was well-balanced and skilllful …. the concert was one of delights.”

Admission $30/$15 (students, unwaged, pensioners) For family groups phone Robert 04 934 2296